All four of Scotland’s World Cup warm-up matches now on Prime Video

Matches against Italy, France twice and Georgia will be shown live and exclusively on streaming channel

Scotland's World Cup warm-up match versus Italy will be shown live on Amazon Prime. Image: © Craig Watson -
Scotland's World Cup warm-up match versus Italy will be shown live on Amazon Prime. Image: © Craig Watson -

ALL four of Scotland’s World Cup warm-up matches will now be available to watch live and exclusively on Prime Video, after the streaming channel announced yesterday that it will broadcast the home game against Italy on 29th July, as well as the three later matches in the series as announced a fortnight ago.

The other games are at home against France on Saturday 5th August, away against Les Bleus in Saint Etienne on 12th August, then at home once more against Georgia on 26th August.

In total, 15 World Cup warm-up matches will be shown exclusively on Prime. They are –

  • Saturday 29th July: Scotland v Italy
  • Saturday 5th August: Scotland v France
  • Saturday 5th August: Wales v England
  • Saturday 5th August: Ireland v Italy
  • Saturday 12th August: England v Wales
  • Saturday 12th August: France v Scotland
  • Saturday 19th August: Wales v South Africa
  • Saturday 19th August: Ireland v England
  • Saturday 19th August: Italy v Romania
  • Saturday 19th August: France v Fiji
  • Saturday 26th August: England v Fiji
  • Saturday 26th August: Scotland v Georgia
  • Saturday 26th August: Italy v Japan
  • Saturday 26th August: Ireland v Samoa
  • Sunday 27th August: France v Australia

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  1. Really good work there. Yesterday another channel to watch rugby on.

    Will certainly raise the profile of the game 🙄

    • I don’t understand why everyone has such a problem with this.

      Amazon Prime is literally the most accessible and available channel to watch rugby on. You can get a free trial and after that it costs £8.99 a month – miles cheaper than any other package.

      We should absolutely be pushing to have more rugby on there instead of spreading games across BT, Viaplay or anything else.

      • more than that Lewis. 13 million households have Amazon Prime subscriptions so currently get the rugby as a free add on.
        Also IIRC Prime already have the AIs for us, so this is just a follow on replacing them in a RWC season.
        Prime will have been the top bidder. At base I’d prefer totally free to air broadcasts, but Scottish Rugby needs the cash; if we will the end we must will the means.

      • Does anyone under the age of 50 use the BBC etc on a regular basis anymore anyway? New audiences are on these subscription platforms. The Game needs money.


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